BBC pundits left 'absolutely drenched' as Croatia fans go berserk after Luka Modric goal vs Italy

Luka Modric gave Croatia the lead against Italy

Luka Modric gave Croatia the lead against Italy

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Stuart Ballard

By Stuart Ballard


Published: 24/06/2024

- 21:23

Updated: 24/06/2024

- 21:41

Croatia fans erupted when Luka Modric gave Croatia a 1-0 lead against Italy.

Danny Murphy and Jonathan Pearce were caught up in Croatia's wild celebrations for Luka Modric's goal against Italy with beer flying all over the stands.

Spain were out of sight in Group B having won their opening two matches, but the second spot was up for grabs between Italy and Croatia.


The match was finely poised after a cagey first half, but burst into life 10 minutes into the second half when Croatia were awarded a penalty.

Modric stepped up, but Gianluigi Donnarumma pulled off a magnificent save to deny the Croatia captain.

Luka Modric gave Croatia the lead against Italy

Luka Modric gave Croatia the lead against Italy

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Italy fans were head cheering in the stands, but the ball was in the back of the net barely a minute later in the next possession.

Donnarumma pulled off another incredible save to keep out Ante Budimir's effort, but the ball fell to Modric who fired it into the roof of the net.

It sparked pandemonium in the stands and the BBC commentary team ended up being caught up in the chaos.

Murphy said: "We're getting soaked.

"We're getting absolutely drenched here."

He added: "It's the first time I've been soaked by a beer while doing a game."

It wasn't the first time in the match beer cups were thrown from the stands as they were chucked towards Italy players taking corners during the first half.

Pearce said on commentary that the German authorities are keeping a close eye on fans throwing beer cups.

Croatia fans went wild after Luka Modric's goal

Croatia fans went wild after Luka Modric's goal

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He added: "There's a couple of people down there I've seen get hit."

It was just a few weeks ago when the French Open banned fans from drinking alcohol in the stands after a spate of interruptions during matches.

Iga Swiatek used her post-match interview during the tournament at one stage to plead with fans to keep quiet during points.

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